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Walking your dog no longer has
to be a tug-of-war between you and
your pet. A new concept in dog
walking is being developed at
Stout's Small Business Incubator.
The product, Walk-Ease, is a pet
lead designed to give the walker
better control of the pet while pro-
viding extra safety for both pet and
walker. The lead is unique in that
two-thirds of it is wooden, acting as
an extension of the walker's hand.
This feature enables the walker to
keep the pet safely at his or her side
and out of the way of obstacles
such as pedestrians, traffic or other
Because the remaining portion of
the lead is nylon. or chain, the pet is
still allowed the same amount of
walking space given by a standard
"The idea is so simple, yet the
product is very functional," said
Tom Kriesel, president of the
developing company. "It's an alter-
native to the standard leash."
Puppies learn to walk at their
owner's side almost immediately
with the Walk-Ease lead, Kriesel
said. "It's actually reassuring to the
pet to be kept close to the walker's
side," he said.
The lead is also useful for other
small animals such as cats and fer-
rets, Kriesel said. "We call it a pet
lead, as opposed to a dog lead,
because its control feature makes it
ideal for keeping other pets, such as
cats, from jumping on the walker or
The idea occurred to Kriesel in
March, 1985, while he was walking
his dog. Curious to see what would
happen, he tied the leash to the end
of a walking stick, which he found
at the side of a road.
"All of a sudden, I could move
her around wherever I wanted. The
change in control was amazing," he
said. That extra control results in
greater security for the pet and the
walker, he added.
A week later, Kriesel, who lived
in Minneapolis at the time, formed
the company in his garage and set
out to get a trademark and patent.
Soon afterward, he moved to
ity to interact with and learn from
the various stages of a developing
Walk-Ease is currently working
with six teams of students from the
production processing class, which
is a required course for students in
advanced manufacturing engineer-
ing. The students volunteer,
through application, for specific
projects which the company will be
Several projects which are
operating for Walk-Ease include the
development of time standards, the
"From the beginning, I thought
the idea of a new business would
be a good educational project,"
Kriesel said. "So I contacted the
dean of the School of Industry and
Technology to inquire about the
possibility of student involvement."
That's when he learned about the
Stout Incubator for business ven-
tures such as his . The Incubator is
an affordable facility designed to aid
developing businessess. It is
beneficial for the client as well as
the university, said Charles Yost,
associate professor of industrial
management at Stout and director
of the Incubator. "We became
aware of each other's needs, and
after some consulting, decided that
this relationship would be a mutual-
ly beneficial one," he said.
Kriesel moved from his one-man
plant to the Incubator on Dec. 1.
The Incubator's clients have ac-
cess to Stout's facilities, resources
and expertise as they develop their
product. In turn, the students and
faculty at Stout have the opportun-
"The whole idea
probably would have been
considerably delayed and
much more troublesome
had it not been for the
improvement of plant layout and
the production of specific drilling
tools necessary for the product.
"The whole idea probably would
have been considerably delayed and
much more troublesome had it not
been for the Incubator, "Kriesel
said. "The overhead would have
done me in. Since I got here, I've
been exploring new methods of
manufacturing and marketing in
cooperation with the faculty and
students at Stout."
"Not only is the Incubator of
significant help for the companies,
but it's real healthy for the univer-
sity," Yost said. "It reinforces
Stout's commitment to offering
practical, hands-on experience."
The Incubator is also ideal for
observation by students in areas
such as plant layout, production
and inventory control, material
handling, and time and motion
study, Yost said.
There is currently one other
, business in the Incubator.
CONCAD, which sells the service
of computer aided design and draft-
ing, has been at Sout for approx-
imately six months, Yost said.
"We intend to expand the
number of clients in the Incubator,"
said Yost. "It is capable of accom-
modating approximately six com-
panies, depending on their various
One of the goals of the Incubator
project is to promote economic
development in the Menomonie
"It is our hope that a business,
once they leave the Incubator, will
remain in the area, generating jobs
and therby improving the
economy," Yost said. "We cannot
require that, but one of our entry
criteria deals with the probability of
the client locating in the
The Walk-Ease product is current-
ly being sold in several pet stores,
supermarkets and hardware stores
in the Twin Cities area.
"The product is geared toward an
urban market, where the sidewalks
are naturally more crowded,"
Kriesel said. "We plan to target
New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Ariz.,
San Francisco and eventually even
Target stores, Fleet Farm and
several mail order companies have
also shown interest in the product,
"This is a very critical time for
Walk-Ease," Yost said. "His prob-
ability of success is very high, and
he will succeed if he can just keep
his foot in the marketplace long
enough to become established and
gain some visibility. Right now
we're looking for someone in-
terested in financing the venture."
Rarely does one person see an
idea through every step of the way
from the light bulb in his head to
actual sales in the marketplace.
However, Kriesel has done just
"I think Tom (Kriesel) exemplifies
the potential to fulfill the American
dream," Yost said. "He's clever,
he's innovative and he's very eager.
That's what it takes to be a
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In some shops in Japan, a person can choose a gar-
ment style, provide his or her measurements and
receive an individually tailored garment in a matter of
hours. Such personally sized clothing in such a short
time is possible since the entry of computers into the
Computer aided manufacturing of individually sized
clothes is just reaching the United States, according to
Annette Fraser, assistant professor of apparel, textiles
and design at Stout.
One company in Chicago, for instance, has recently
expanded its capabilities in this area, Fraser said. The
company can take a man's measurements and, using a
mathematical formula, make alterations before rather,
than after the suit is produced. The result is a
The U.S. clothing industry as a whole, however,
does use computers on a larger scale of production,
Fraser said. Although this process is often referred to
as computer-aided design and computer-aided
manufacturing, or CAD/ CAM, a more accurate name is
computer-aided patterning, she said. The newest pro-
grams also allow a designer to sketch or illustrate on
the computer screen, but these programs have not
been perfected and don't have the ability to develop a
pattern from the drawn illustration, she said.
Once a pattern has been made by hand, computers
may be involved in every step of manufacturing except
the final sewing of the fabric pieces.
Individual pattern pieces, placed on a table with a
magnetic grid, are programmed into the computer us-
ing a handheld "electronic digitizer." The digitizer
follows the edge of the piece and marks key points,
such as a dart or buttonholes, on the magnetic grid.
The digitizer also allows the user to note the direction
of the fabric grain and other specifics, Fraser said.
"You can control for plaid, for instance," she said.
"Once you get the piece into the computer, you can
recall it on the screen to see' if you have it in
When all pattern pieces have been coded into the
computer, the pattern is given an identification number
and stored in the machine's memory.
"In the garment industry, what they store is the
sample size for the company," Fraser said. She ex-
plained that sales representatives ustrally carry only
one size of samples for a clothing line, for example, a
size 10. The ability to store one size of the pattern in
computer memory is an advantage over the manual
system in which a large filing area was needed to store
copies of each pattern in every size available.
"What you would do when the garment goes into
production is put grade rules into the computer for the
other sizes," she said. "Then your computer would
generate all the sizes ."
The computer takes the sample size and uses an
equation to calculate the proportions, or grade rules,
for the smaller and larger sizes. Using the computer,
this process takes much less time than manually
grading the pattern for each size.
After grading, a marker is made . A marker is
equivalent to a pattern layout in home sewing, except
that it may include placement of pattern pieces for an
order of dozens of garments in different sizes.
To make the marker, miniature representations of the
pattern pieces and the fabric length appear on the com-
puter screen. The computer operator positions the
pieces on the fabric, trying to waste little fabric. Get-
ting as many garments as possible from a fabric length
is important because fabric is the greatest cost factor in
the clothing industry, Fraser said.
A computer program that would automatically create
a marker with a minimum of fabric waste would be
revolutionary, she said. Markers designed by a person
are only as efficient as the person, and an automatic
marker maker might eliminate some human inefficien-
cy, she said.
"If you're really sure of your pattern, you don't even
have to have any physical paper," Fraser said. "Most,
companies do have their marker drawn and use it as a
check, but it really could be done without it."
When the marker is finished, it is recorded onto a
disc and fed into a computerized cutter. Computerized
cutters may be blade, laser or waterjet cutters. Each is
suited for use with specific materials and cutting situa-
tions but all are very precise, which aids in quality con-
trol, Fraser said.
The computers can control some embroidering,
monogramming and specialty sewing, but sewing the
cut pieces together is done on traditional machines on
the factory's sewing floor. Because the majority of
workers employed in the garment business work on
the sewing floor, an area that is not highly computer-
ized, the computer systems do not eliminate many
jobs, Fraser said.
The computers do reduce the time needed for
clothing production, she said. Orders that took weeks
may take fewer weeks, and those that took a few
weeks may take only days.
The improvements in technology may help this coun-
try to remain competitive in an industry in which im-
ports are playing an increasing role, she said. Fraser
said she thinks the design functions, currently the
weak or missing links in the system, will advance
quickly. The computer companies have already prom-
ised such programs to their customers and will now be
expected to deliver them, she said.
"The dream is someday to take the raw fabric and
put it in one side of a machine and— zoom—out comes a
shirt on the other side," she said. "It's not just going
to go into a chute like that, but someday it will be
possible to have a completely computerized
The production of individually sized clothing, like
that done in the Chicago suit company, may begin as a
more elite and expensive service before it gains
widespread popularity or availability, she said.
"I can certainly see that that has an attraction," she
said. "Who's to say-it could be the way things will go
A partnership between
business and the
Students at Stout are getting the chance to apply
classroom learning to employment experience in in-
dustry, business, government and public service . In
keeping with Stout's tradition of "learning by doing,"
cooperative education is offered to students as an op-
portunity to work in their chosen field before gradua-
Cooperative education is a partnership between a
business and a university in which a student alternates
semesters of employment with semesters of schooling.
At Stout, the co-op program allows students to leave
campus for a period of three to six months for the op-
portunity to gain employment experience in their field.
Stout has offered a co-op program since the fall of
1982. Since that time, there have been 434 student
placements at approximately 125 different companies.
Not only is the co-op of obvious benefit to the students
who participate in the program, but it has also proven
to be beneficial for the companies who are involved.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., of Appleton, is beginning
its third year of involvement with Stout's co-op pro-
"I've been very pleased with the students we've
worked with," said David Ogilvie, vice president and
operations manager at Pierce and a 1981 graduate of
Stout. "They're very well prepared for the field of
plant engineering. I've found the students to be quite
good at attacking the programs available to them . . .
and quite creative."
One of the advantages of co-op is that it is open to
students beginning their sophomore year. This not
only gives the student exposure to his or her field long
before graduation, but it also gives the employer the
opportunity to recruit returning students.
"It's nice to work with students other than seniors at
times, because if one looks promising, it gives us ac-
cess to them for a longer period of time," said Bruce
Brockner, engineering manager at MRM/Elgin in
Lisa Fitterer, senior fashion merchandising major at
Stout, had a co-op last fall working in the buying office
at Marshall Fields in Chicago, and as a result, now has
a full-time position waiting for her upon graduation.
"The co-op was definitely worth the semester away
from school/' she said. "If it weren't for my co-op ex-
perience there, I wouldn't have even had a chance at
Donaldson's department store in Minneapolis inter-
views prospective co-op students with the main pur-
pose of finding a full-time employee who can start with
the company after graduating.
"We only work with students who are first semester
seniors, in hopes of having them start with us in July
after their last semester of school," said Bob Sanders,
vice president of personnel.
"The (co-op) program is a good two-way street for
learning," he said. "All students have perceptions
about their future career, whether they are correct or
not. An experience like this gives the student a chance
to view the industry as it really is, and it gives us a
chance to view the student and his or her talents."
"I think the company gains from the experience in
several ways— first, it's a positive reinforcement situa-
tion for us on the campus," Sanders said. "A former
co-op student will return to school, and it's an oppor-
tunity to have some positive things said about our
company. Second, because the student wants the job
and isn't simply here to make money, we see a higher
level of productivity and performance. Also, from the
expense standpoint, we gain a tremendous amount."
Because a considerable investment of time and
money goes into the recruitment and training of an
employee, employers can benefit by entering a co-op
program and defraying some of these costs. By hiring
student employees, an employer can save on salary
and benefits as well as the costs related to the recruit-
ment and hiring procedures. Employers can also save
time and money by having access to an experienced,
familiar co-op student as a potential permanent
"Often a co-op employee will give us the assistance
at a lower level that is very much neeeded, saving the
time of our more experienced employees to work on
special projects," said Karen Peters, administrator of -
Ellerbe-Inside in Minneapolis.
Co-op experiences allow students to return to school
with a working knowledge of the material they're
learning in their courses, said Dorothy Dale, director of
the co-op program at Stout.
"Since my co-op, I feel like I get a lot more out of
my classes," said Ann Marie Satre, a packaging major
who designed and tested packaging for Digital
Equipment Co., Maynard, Mass., last fall. "It's really
not just a lot of talk— I can see where the things we're
learning will actually be used in the field. Much of
what I'm learning now isn't new to me because I've
learned about it on the job. I'm glad I had that
The co-op experience usually takes the place of
regular courses, although the student registers and
pays tuition for the co-op course. If the company is
located near Memonie, students can spend part of their
day at work and part of their day at class. Depending
on the needs of the employer and the student, the ex-
perience can last a semester, a summer, or a combina-
tion of semester and Summer. All students are paid by
their employer during their employment. -■
Besides valuable on-the-job experience, students
learn how to deal with situations and people who will
be encountered in the 9-to-5 world.
"We find that, throughout the co-op experience, a
student's attitude will change," said Walter Hullinger,
president of Wetzel Brothers Inc., Milwaukee. "They
learn how to get along with people. They're actually
getting a lesson in human relations, even though they
may not realize it."
Hullinger sees the greatest benefit of the co-op pro-
gram to his company as the opportunity to gain some
youthful thinking. "Anytime you can inject new,
young blood into the organization, you can only
benefit," he said. "The people and ideas in a company
can get old without some fresh ideas."
Peter Delain, a senior industrial technology major, is
in his second semester of a co-op with MRM/Elgin in
Menomonie. He feels fortunate to work with a
Menomonie company, where he can also attend classes
"It really worked out well for me," Delain said. "I'm
able to take classes and get work experience at the
same time— I think this co-op will give me an edge over
Cooperative education is right in stride with Stout's •
tradition of practical experience. As a means of prepar-
ing for future employment, the program is a great op-
portunity for students.
Marriott's Mark Resort in Vail, Colo., has been in-
volved with Stout's co-op program for almost two
years. Mark Edwards, human resources director, said
they originally looked to co-op as a way to solve some
employment problems they were, experiencing because
of their remote location and extended seasons.
"It worked out so well that we decided to get involv-
ed with a large-scale program on a permanent basis.
We currently have 15 hotel and restaurant management
students from Stout," he said.
Edwards sees the biggest benefit of the program to
his business as the high level of commitment from the
"Because the students are here to learn, they put a
great deal of interest in their work; in this business
there's nothing more important than that," he said.
"The co-op program also gives us the ability to identify
future managers for our company. "□
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Food has long been recognized as a path to inter-
cultural understanding. Three staff members in Stout's
department of habitational resources recently
underscored that principle by creating an Ethnic Chefs-
in-Residence program at Stout.
Leland Nicholls, Charles Metelka and Philip McGuirk
received a grant from the UW System's Ethnic Studies
Coordinating Committee to help develop a series of
three dinners featuring food representing native
American, black and Mexican cultures. About 60 guests
participated in each of the dinners, which were served
at the Corner III restaurant laboratory in the School of
The three featured Chefs-in-Residence were Helen
Basina of the Red Cliff band of the Chippewa (Ojibwa)
tribe; Willie G. Rainey, a specialist in black American
cooking for more than 20 years; and Rosa Coronado
deCollyard, a consultant and producer of Mexican
Basina has worked with native American cooking for
most of her life. She is reponsible for major tribal func-
tions, including all food preparation for large bus tours
to the tribal bingo and visitor centers in Red Cliff.
Her dinner included Indian specialities such as baked
vension, hominy dumpling partridge soup, beaver
hash, smoked salmon, deep-fried trout fillets, fish pat-
ties and baking soda biscuits. There was also a wild
rice duck soup, fried bread, wild rice hot dishes, potato
soup, and fresh pies made from apples and wild ber-
ries hand picked on the Apostle Islands.
Rainey has been involved in black American cooking
since 1964. The Dallas County, Alabama native attend-
ed Marquette University and Milwaukee Area Technical
College. For the past 27 years, he has been a cook and
chef at the Milwaukee County Medical Complex.
Rainey has been an active member of the NAACP,
Chefs Culinary Club, Milwaukee Public Schools Ad-
visory Committee and the Milwaukee County Medical
Complex Affirmative Action Committee. Since 1984, he
has been a member of the Milwaukee Area Technical
College Restaurant and Hotel Cookery Advisory Com-
mittee. In 1985, Rainey received runner-up honors as
"Chef of the Year" by the Milwaukee Culinary Club,
Dishes he prepared included entrees of pork roast,
southern fried chicken, barbecued ribs and fried cat-
fish. Each entree was complemented by a variety of
traditional black American vegetables such as turnip
greens, sweet potato pie, rice, mustard greens, okra,
squash, chitterlings and string beans. Assorted breads,
fruits, donuts and beverages were also served to the
Coronado grew up in the famous LaCasa Coronado
restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. She was the first
woman to obtain membership in the International
Geneva Association. She also holds memberships in
the Geneva Chef's Society and Midwest U.S. Chef's
Society. Coronado has also served on the board of
directors for the City Center in Minneapolis and as a
member of the Minneapolis Education Association for
Besides her active civic life, she has served as a
research consultant to Pillsbury, Armour and General
Mills. Coronado has written a cookbook for Lerner
Press. Her successful delicatessen and tortilla factory in
St. Paul, Minn., have been featured in numerous ar-
ticles on ethnic business.
Her meal included Mexican specialities sopa seca, en-
salada de napoles (cactus), huachinango con jugos de
limas (red snapper with lime juice), arroz bianco (rice
with pine nuts), and bunuelos (fried pastry). □
Willie G. Rainey (cover), Helen Basina (left) and Rosa
Coronado de Collyard (above) were this year's Chefs-in-
Residence at Stout.
Services were held Ian. 3 for Bob Ward MS '66
who died Jan. 1 at his home. Ward was known as
"Mr. Photography" on campus and was widely
recognized tor his tine teaching. David Barnard,
dean for Learning Resources, said that teaching was
the most important thing in Ward's life and he was
highly dedicated to students. Ward received his
bachelor's degree from UW-La Crosse and his
master's degree from Stout. He was an assistant pro-
fessor of media technology. An Air Force veteran,
Ward was active in community activities. He joined
the staff in 1967. His family has requested that
memorials be made
United Methodist Church
or to the Stout University Foundation in its Toward
Century II campaign. A scholarship program in his
memory is also being established. Details are
available from the Alumni office. H
Most college placement directors would be ecstatic
over a placement rate of nearly 94 percent. But for
Stout's Placement Director Robert Dahlke, this year's
annual placement report, showing a 93.8 percent rate,
is a case of business as usual. Last year's report had a
93.7 percent figure.
"We're not complacent about that 94 percent,
"Dahlke said commenting on the report. "We want to
make it better. You can't sit still with 94 percent."
During the past decade, even with a roller coaster .
economy, staff members in the university's Career
Planning and Placement office have consistently shown
a high placement rate for Stout graduates, ranging
from 90 to 96 percent.
In the report, which covers the 1984-85 academic
year, Dahlke characterizes the national job market for
college graduates as "sluggish," an indicator of a "flat
economy" during recent years. "Even so, a high
percentage of Stout graduates who were in the job
market found employment," he said. "Of those
graduates who found employment, 92 percent were
working in fields directly in or related to their major
courses of study (at Stout). This is consistent with
similar placement records in recent years."
Dahlke attributes the high placement rate to Stout's
commitment in preparing students for specific careers.
"Since its inception, Stout has attracted students who
have well defined career choices," he said. "In addi-
tion,* these students establish a solid work ethic prior to
or during college. These attributes coupled with the
types of programs offered by the university make Stout
graduates attractive to employers." Commenting fur-
ther, Dahlke pointed out that nearly all majors offered
by the university have placement rates of 90 to 100 per-
cent this year. "Employment prospects haven't in-
creased substantially this year in America (for recent
college graduates), yet our grads have done well,"
Commenting on specific majors, Dahlke said
"Graduates in hotel and restaurant management seem
to have experienced the best job market. More than 60
hospitality companies recruited on campus for 176
graduates. Jobs for those in this field abound in all
levels and in all geographic locations. The retail field
also held up well with a 98.7 percent placement suc-
cess. Jobs for applied math graduates and industrial
technology graduates were strong, with most offers go-
ing to those graduates with co-op or intern
experience." The report shows an even brighter picture
for students with advanced degrees from Stout who
had a 96.4 percent placement rate.
Dahlke explained that new employers are attracted to
Stout in record numbers. "Employers say our
graduates are well prepared and eager to work," he
said. "Careers and jobs are on the minds of all our
students. It is part of their makeup. "□
Ann M. Yurcisin MS '78, Ed.S. '81 director, Services
for Students With Disabilities at Stout, was one of 75
women selected to attend the 10th annual summer
Institute for Women in Higher Education Administra-
tion held at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Penn.
Yurcisin's participation in the program was made
possible through a $3,200 fellowship provided through
the Stout Alumni Association. This was the first year of
the annual fellowship which is awarded to a Stout
alumnus for research or study beyond a master's
According to Yurcisin, attending the summer in-
stitute was "an outstanding, exciting opportunity, one
that would not have been possible had it not been for
the Stout Alumni Fellowhsip. Here I was on the cam-
pus of Bryn Mawr College with women from univer-
sities and colleges throughout the United States. These
were women who came from a variety of educational
backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities, and
many were considered outstanding in their fields. We
had all come together for the purpose of learning to
enhance our administrative abilities, to develop new
skills and to learn from one another."
The course work included academic governance,
finance and budgeting, management and leadership,
administrative uses of the computer, human relations
skills, professional development and policy issues in
higher education. "All facutly were outstanding
speakers and noted experts in areas of higher educa-
tion administration," she said. "At times the summer
institute was like a mini-Stout, with many oppor-
tunities to apply what we had learned in class through
case studies, simulations and exercises. The entire sum-
mer institute was an intensive learning experience with
classes seven days a week, starting early in the morn-
ing and often going well into the night.
"There are so many ways that I benefited from the
summer institute, each day I realize that more and
more. Not only did I gain more of an understanding of
issues in higher education but a better perspective on
how these issues affect me in my position at Stout. I
gained valuable, practical information on budgeting,
administrative applications of the computer, and skills
in management and human relations. I also learned
specific skills and information on resume development,
career mapping and development of support systems
such as networks and mentorships that I have been
able to utilize as an associate director of a model pro-
ject on campus, Career Education for College Women
with Disabilites. The institute was invaluable in helping
me to clarify- my personal and professional goals."
For an application and additional information on the
Stout Alumni Fellowship, write Alumni Association
Scholarships-Fellowships, Louis Smith Tainter House,
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wis.
A 39-year-old Wyoming native, James Richard
Lawrence, is the new head football coach at Stout.
Lawrence's appointment was announced in January by
Athletic Director Warren Bowlus.
Bowlus said Lawrence was picked out of a list of 100
candidates from throughout the United States. A
seven-member search and screen committee voted
unanimously for Lawrence, Bowlus said.
Lawrence replaces Bob Kamish who stepped down in
December to assume other duties at the university.
Lawrence comes to Stout from the University of
Wyoming where he was administrative assistant to the
head football coach, recruitment coordinator and a
coach for outside linebackers. He was also athletic
director and head football coach at Panhandle State
University, Goodwell, Okla. At Panhandle State, he
took over a football program that had only one win-
ning season in 17 years and during the next two years
developed a team with a 17-5 record.
Lawrence attributes his success to a "team code" he
uses to develop an attitude that "is recognizable to all
the people in the college and the community."
He also has coaching experience at four high schools
in Iowa and Nebraska.
Lawrence began his playing career in his home state
of Wyoming, where he was an all-stater. He moved on
to Chadron State College in Nebraska and finished his
career at Upper Iowa State University, Fayette, where
he received his bachelor's degree and where he later
served as a member of the coaching staff and defensive
coordinator. He also holds a master's degree from
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville.
In announcing the appointment, Bowlus said " We
are very happy and pleased to have Rich Lawrence
named as our new head football coach here at Stout. I
couldn't be more satisfied with the selection. I think
he'll bring in a new attitude to our community of Stout
Of his appointment, Lawrence said he is feeling
"very good" about the level of professionalism found
in Stout's program. He also praised the Wisconsin
State University Conference as "one of the better
NCAA, Division III or NAIA conferences in the
nation." Lawrence added "I'd be foolish to think that
we could claim a championship right away in this con-
ference, but we'll be competitve. We'll be somewhere
in the top half of the conference, but the conference
without a doubt, is a very good one."D
Official fall enrollment is 7,730, an increase of 345
students from last year, according to statistics in the
final enrollment report released by the university.
This is a record high for enrollment, the previous
record year being 1982 when there were 7,596 students.
The report shows that there are students at the
university from all Wisconsin counties, 32 states or ter-
ritories and 32 foriegn countries.
Wisconsin counties with the highest enrollment are
Dunn (591), Milwaukee (408), Eau Claire (280), Brown
(268) and Waukesha (251).
Foreign countries with the most students include
Nigeria (93), Trinidad and Tobago (89), Saudi Arabia
(13), Malaysia (24), Jamaica (8), and Taiwan (8).
There are 1,967 Minnesota residents at the university
this year, representing more than 25 percent of the
The report shows industrial technology is the largest
major, with its 1,673 students accounting for more than
23 percent of the undergraduate enrollment. Hotel and
restaurant management is second with 1,317 students
representing more than 18 percent of the
undergraduate enrollment. Other large majors include
fashion merchandising (636), business administration
(652), art (414) and applied math (264).
The report shows an increase of 23 minority
students, setting a record high number of 192.
Men make up nearly 53 percent of the enrollment
and women more than 47 percent. □
James Bensen, dean of the School of Industry and
Technology at Stout has been elected president of the
International Technology Education Association for
1987-88. He will begin a one-year term this spring as
president-elect of the organization, which has 7,000
members throughout the world.
Bensen, who has been at Stout for 20 years, has been
active in the technology education profession as an
author, researcher, speaker, and leader on the local,
national, and international level. He is a past-president
of the American Council on Industrial Arts Teacher
Education and the American Council for Industrial Arts
State Association Officers. He has also served two
previous terms on ITEA's Board of Directors and is
past-president of the Wisconsin Technology Education
Service offered to
A device that aids visually impaired persons in
reading printed materials is available to Stout alumni
through the Library Learning Center.
Called the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the unit scans
printed material and reads it aloud. In addition to
aiding visually impaired persons, the machine has also
been used by people with certain learning disabilities,
such as dyslexia. Users will need some training before
operating the device. Additional information can be ob-
tained from Mary Ellen Schultze or Rose Studebaker,
phone (715) 232-2472. □
James Bergstrom '49 has retired from the
manufacturing engineering department of
Honeywell Aerospace Division and resides in
Otto, N.C. Katchen Ringelstetter '60 is a
consultant for the Bureau of Food and Nutri-
tion for the Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction, and resides in Monona. Jim
Polarski '67 is an industrial education in-
structor at Milton High School and has been
named Milton area coordinator for the
Blackhawk Technical Institute. John Arata '68
is curator of exhibits, Museum of Western
Expansion, Department of Interior, St. Louis.
Carol Palombi Schultz BS '68, MS 72 is the
home economist for cooperative extension for
Colorado State University and resides in Fort
Collins, Colo. Paul Harris Ed.S. '70 has com-
pleted all academic requirements for the doc-
tor of philosophy degree in educational ad-
ministration at Pacific Western University
and resides in Baltimore, Md. Dale
Deutscher '71 is diesel mechanics instructor
at Nicolet College, Rhinelander. Dave Dewey
'71 resides in Chetek and is a loan officer
with Dairyland State Bank in Bruce. Peder
Fagerholm '71 is a course developer for IBM
National Service Education Center, Marietta,
Ga. Myron Labs '71 is a sales and marketing
manager of the Preferred Provider organiza-
tion of the Holy Cross Health Choice Plan
Inc., Merrill. Mary Petta Flynn BS '72, MS
'73 is a rehabilitation counselor with
Goodwill Industries of Tucson Inc., Tucson,
Ariz. Rhoda Warren Prochnow '72 is a part-
time' extension home economist for Green
Lake County. Sam Schlieder '72 is tool
design supervisor for the injection mold
design department of Key Tronic Corp.,
Nancy Draxler Graese '73 teaches home
economics at Glenwood City. Maggie Foote
'74, is executive director at the Mabel Tainter
Memorial Building, Menomonie. Chuck
Grimm '74 is plant manager of Appleton
Papers-Canada Ltd., in Peterborough,
Ontario, Canada. Dave '72 and Kay Emerson
Roy '74 reside in Lexington, Ky. Dave is
director of human resources at Lexington
Marriott Resort Hotel and Kay is chairman of
the early childhood education program at
Midway College. Charlene Sitenga MS '74 is
coordinator of adult continuing education for
the WITI-Rice Lake region. Marilyn
Hellendrung Heifner '75 teaches Chapter I
and junior high reading at Boyceville.
Kathryn Moravitz Miller '75 is a senior
buyer in procurement for IBM Corp.,
Rochester, Minn. Robert Sandstrom '75 is
senior associate scientist in plasma physics
research at IBM-Yorktown Research Center.
Gary Schoenborn '75 is senior industrial
engineer at Consolidated Papers Inc.,
Wisconsin Rapids. Bruce Crownhart '76 is
system services manager for the information
services department at The Trane Company,
La Crosse. Robert Dvorak '76 is production
engineering manager of Northern
Laboratories, Manitowoc. Darlene
Simmerman Enghagen MS '76 is a guidance
counselor at Sun Prairie Senior High School.
Kathleen Brenner Kranz '76 is financial ac-
countant at Rosemount Engineering in Eden
Prairie, Minn. Brian Rogers BS '76, MS '82 is
director of the Center for Independent Living
Marcie Slade Brooke '77 is a home
economics teacher at Hudson High School
and resides in River Falls. Deborah Gagliano
'77 is general merchandise manager with
Holoubek Inc., Waukesha. Kevin '78 and
Karen Nelson Lentzen '78 reside in Lenoir,
N.C. Kevin is a systems analyst with Yale
Materials Handling and Karen is a
telemarketing representative for D.C. Heath
and Co. Jeff Schrader '77 is manager of
development planning at Holiday Inns Inc.,
Memphis, Tenn. Jill Jacobsen Severson '77 is
secretary and receptionist for her husband,
Dennis, in his chiropractic office in Augusta.
Peggy Traeder '77 is owner and operator of
"Lady Luv," a ladies specialty shop in
Reedsburg. Mary Crave '78 is home
economist for Marathon County. Karen
Dickrell '79 is home economist for
Kewaunee County. Patrick '79 and Betsy
Quilling Donegan '78 reside in Henderson,
Tenn. Patrick is maintenance administrator at
Oscar Mayer and Co., Nashville. Sheila
Johnson Frederick '79 is a psychology, techni-
cian at the V.A. Medical Center in Tomah.
Mary Goetsch BS '78, MS '79 is food service
supervisor at McCauley Manor, Aurora, 111.
Brian Hanson '79 is a senior associate
engineer with IBM in Rochester, Minn.
Kevin Mannel BS '79, MS '80 is director of
Adult Development Services in Greenwood.
Jan Nichols '79 is manager of hospitality con-
sulting services, Merrill Lynch Capital
Markets, Atlanta. Julie Gessert Prinsen '79 is
a renal nutritionist with the West Suburban
Kidney Center, Oak Park, 111. Gary Sjurset
'79 is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
He is a navigator at Ellsworth Air Force Base,
S.D. Herb Stuart '79 is with Minuteman
ICBM in the 12th Strategic Missile Squadron,
Malmstrom AFB, Mont. Michael Sumpmann
BS '79, MS' 84 is a manufacturing engineer
with IBM, Lexington, Ky. Arthur Wagner '79
is food and beverage manager at Bluewater
Bay Resort and Community Complex,
Laurie Trepanier Hagberg '80 is employed
by a New York design office in
Southampton. Wendy Zell '80 is community
living coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy
of South Central Wisconsin. Don Anderson
'81 teaches power and auto mechanics at
Augusta High School. Robert Beck '81 is a
sales representative with Beckwith Inc.,
Minneapolis. Donna Fain Brown '81 is senior
associate cost engineer at IBM Corp., San
Jose, Calif. Jane Dedering Johnson '81 is pro-
ject manager for Ambiance Associates in
Pleasanton, Calif. Peter Klitzke '81 is a sup-
port work counselor at the Occupational
Development Center, Bloomington, 111. Barb
Weikel '81 is 4-H and youth agent for
Kewaunee County. Lisa Weisheipl
Brantmeyer '81 is a staff home economist for
Northwest Fabrics general office. Roberta
Alger '82 is systems support specialist in the
accounting department at American
Founders Life Insurance Co., Austin, Texas.
Thomas '82 and Suzanne Shaw DeHahn '84
reside in Matteson, 111. He is facilities
manager in the Graduate School of Business
at the University of Chicago. Peter Hanson
'82 is production control estimator for First
Impression Printers and Lithographers Inc.,
Elk Grove, 111. Bruce Heurich '82 is a test
technician for Aerospace Systems Division,
Boulder, Colo. Lois Linse BS '82, MS '85 is a
social worker and therapist educator for the
Lutheran Children's Friend Society of
Terry Anderson '83 is teaching emotionally
disturbed students at Owen-Withee. David
Dailey '83 is a graphic arts engineer at
Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, and resides
in Shawnee, Kan. Ann Egenberger '83 is
sales associate for Pella Windows and Doors,
and resides in Hopkins, Minn. Debra
Erickson '83 is a copy machine salesperson
for International Office Systems Inc., and
models for "Jockey For Her." Barbara Huhn
MS '83 is psychological services coordinator
at Petersen Health Care, Rhinelander. Joan
Hunter '83 is a programmer-analyst with the
State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural
Resources, Bureau of Information Manage-
ment. Judith Kistner '83 is a therapist at Eau
Claire Academy. Thomas Kuchenreuther '83
resides in Orlando, Fla., and is employed by
Disneyworld. David Seeds '83 is general
manager of the Dillon Inn, Downers Grove,
111. Mary Dunlap Webster '83 is a systems
analyst for Kohler Co. Susan Zweber '84 is a
marketing representative with North
American Computer Exchange, Prior Lake,
Minn. Mary Dodge '84 is assistant group
sales manager, Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids.
Linda Dragomir '84 is food service director at
the YWCA, Alliance, Ohio. Mary Fay MS '84
is a counselor at Carroll College, Waukesha.
Juliet Finnegan '84 is a registered clinical
dietitian for ARA Services at Swedish
American Hospital and resides in Rockford,
111. Karla Gehrke '84 teaches elementary
special education at Monroe Community
School in the St. Paul, Minn, school district.
She is also assistant track coach at Como
Park Senior High in St. Paul. Tom Hanson
'84 is a copier sales representative for Pitney
Bowes, Los Angeles. Mark Honnold '84 is a
quality engineer with Geneva Group of Com-
panies Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn. Thomas
McVeigh, 'MS '84 is executive director of
Riverfront Inc., La Crosse. Cynthia Merde
'84 is head teacher of the program for two
and three-year-olds at Stout's Child and
Family Study Center. Brian Ness '84 is
employed by Sperry Systems, Clearwater,
Fla. Cindy Schwartz '84 is associate manager
for Arkip in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area,
and resides in Eagan, Minn. Jeanne Weiberg
'84 is a special education teacher at Lincoln
Junior High School, Park Falls..
Edward Anderson MS '85 teaches high
school physical education and coaches girls
junior varsity basketball at Kirtland, N.M.
Donald Bruhn '85 is a production engineer
for Texas Instruments and resides in Dallas.
Pat Cosgrove '85 is employed by Honeywell
and resides in Eagan, Minn. Stephen Crane
'85 is a senior engineer with Technology 80
Inc., Minneapolis. Patrick Cunningham MS
'85 is employed with Omar Carnival Shows
and is responsible for vending operations
and for safety of the workers and animals.
He resides in Minneapolis. E. Michael
Domke '85 is district sales representative for
Power Distribution Inc. and resides in
Richfield, Minn. David Hartig '85 is building
construction department chairman and in-
structor at Indiana Vocational Technical
College, Muncie, Ind. Jody Hutkowski '85 is
area manager for Marshalls Inc., Bloom-
ington, 111. Sonja Johnson MS '85 is librarian
at Menomonie High School. Daniel Jambura
'85 is associate manufacturing technology
engineer in dimensional metrology for
General Dynamics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas.
James Jung '85 resides in Clarendon Hills,
111., and is training to be a district manager
for Taco Bell. Kevin Kalscheur '85 is a
satellite operations associate engineer at
Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., and
resides in Sunnyvale, Calif. David Kijek '85
is a sales representative for Metropolitan
Insurance Co., Roseville, Minn. Bradley
Kortbein '85 is an estimator for HBE Corp.,
St. Louis. Michael Kraimer '85 is a design
engineer with Consumer Steel, Manitowoc.
Theresa Malkowski '85 is a supervisor with
Sky Chefs Flight Kitchen, Milwaukee.
Timothy Larson '85 is a manufacturing
engineer for Sparta Brush Co. Steve Martino
'85 is an associate engineer with Martin
Marietta Corp., Denver. Michael Meyers '85
is an estimator for The Hoffman Group Inc.,
Schaumburg, 111. Kelly Meer '85 is a pro-
grammer for DoBoy Corp., New Richmond.
Jane Piotrowski MS '85 is a job developer at
Kaposia Inc., St. Paul, Minn. Larry Rector
'85 is a manufacterers representative with
Rustco Products Co., Madison. Brent
Ringlien '85 is a design engineer for
Brad-Foote Gear Works, Cicero, 111. Lynn
Salley '85 is stationed with the 71st Student
Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Okla. Mike
Skalitzky '85 is a packaging technologist for
Ekco Products Inc., and resides in Palatine,
111. Amy Vanek '85 is an activity therapist at
Curative Rehabilitation Center, Wauwatosa.
Melinda Waite '85 is an assistant manager of
Days Inn, Chester, Va. Christine Williams
'85 is manager at Northwest Fabrics,
Kathi McDonald to Sam Schlieder '72, July
20, Spokane, Wash., where couple resides.
Joan Lane to Robert Sandstrom '75, July 13.
Couple resides in Chappaqua, N.Y. Peggy
Rosenberg to Kim Paul Anderson '75, Oct.
18, Green Bay, where couple resides. -
Claudeen Hepburn '76 to James Oebser,
Sept. 21. Couple resides in Elk Mound. Betty
Ertl '79 to J. Lynn Reaves, Aug. 31,
Stockbridge. Julia Hierl '79 to William
Burmesch BS '72, MS '80, Sept. 14,
Rochester, Minn. Couple resides in
Northfield, Minn. Roberta Lundberg '79 to
Russell Long, Oct. 5, Milwaukee. Couple
resides in Greendale. Sandra Osborne to
Richard Christensen '79, Aug. 31, Marion,
Ind. Cathleen Haessly to Jeffrey Baumann
'80, Aug. 31, Juneau. Couple resides in Oak
Creek. Susan Renneisen '80 to Timm
Frankowski '79, Oct, 12, Minneapolis, where
couple resides. Heather Smith '80 to James
Seefeld, Aug. 16, Rockton, 111. Couple resides
in Janes ville. Mary Visintainer to Keith
Pierson '80, June 22, Norway, Mich. Couple
resides in Green Bay. Sarah Wuest BS '80,
MS '82 to Barry Robinson, Aug. 3. Couple
resides in Coon Rapids, Minn.
Jane Dedering '81 to Mark Johnson, July 6,
San Jose, Calif., where couple resides.
Deboka Jorns '81 to Peter Beane, Oct. .12,
Sturgeon Bay, where couple resides. Frances
Kinney '81 to Michael Damian,.Aug. 10.
Couple resides in Paradise, Calif. Diane
Larson to Mick Warning '81, Sept. 21,
Oshkosh, where couple resides. Ellen Olsen
'81 to John Christensen, Sept. 7, Denmark.
Couple resides in Green Bay. Renee
Reidinger to Rick Lemke '81, Oconto Falls.
Couple resides in Oshkosh. Kimberly
Wheeler MS '81 to Bruce Suilmann, Nov. 30,
Stevens Point. Couple resides in
Waynesville, Mo. Lisa Weisheipl '81 to Dan
Brantmeyer, May 4. Couple resides in Eau
Claire. Nancy Alonzo to Richard Jensen '82,
Oct. 19, Eau Claire. Couple resides in
Appleton. Kathleen Bohnsack '82 to Frank
Marsicek, Sept. 28. Couple resides in De
Pere. Lisa Canisius '82 to Terrand Grail, Oct.
19, Sheboygan. Patricia Dumas '82 to
Darnell Morris '84, Sept, 21. Couple resides
in St. Anthony, Minn. Pamala Einerson '82
to Brian Kirchner, Sept. 28, Middleton.
Nanette Hastings to Brian Neihaus '82, Oct.
19, Marshfield. Couple resides in
Menomonie. Susan Hageman '82 to Daniel
Herlache, Nov. 16, Fond du Lac. Couple
resides in Oconto. Sara Schuett '82 to Steven
Foust, Nov. 16, Wausau. Couple resides in
Mosinee. Elaine Sigler '82 to Roman Molls
Jr., June 29, Almena, where couple resides.
Roberta Sisinni '82 to John Enderby '82,
Sept. 20, South St. Paul, where couple
Nicole Campobasso '83 to Calvin. Fischer BS
'80, MS '83, June 1, St. Paul, Minn. Couple
resides in Hartland. Mary Dunlap '83 to
Peter Webster, Oct. 5, Rochester, Minn. Cou-
ple resides in Sheboygan. Judy German to
Mike Stankevitz '83, Sept. 21, Thorp. Cou-
ple resides in Madison. Pamela Hartel '83 to
Daniel Meihak, Oct. 26, Fort Atkinson.
Susan Hasenohrl to Thomas Ciaciura '83,
Sept. 21, Nekoosa. Couple resides in
Palatine, 111. Michele Kilinski '83 to Michael
Seager '83, Sept. 21, Wausau. Couple resides
in Red Wing. Dianne Kuehl '83 to Robert
LaBore '83, Sept. 21, Neenah. April Pulera to
Rory Wagner '83, Oct. 12, Rockford, 111. Cou-
ple resides in Cherry Valley. Juleen
Sackmann to Brent Hallgren '83, Sept. 28,
Medford. Couple resides in Abbotsford. Jean
Saxton '83 to Randolph Merg, July 6. Cou-
ple resides in Jefferson. Mary Smits to Eric
Ylisaker '83, Nov. 2, Wisconsin Rapids. Cou-
ple resides in Blain, Minn. Cheryl Tiger '83
to Brian Budnik '84, Aug. 17, Schofield.
Couple resides in Marion. Cheryl Sobczak
'83 to Keith Seamars, Oct. 5. Penny Theiss to
Joel Walde '83, Clear Lake. Kari Anderson
'84 to Scott McHenry '85, Oct. 12, Crystal,
Minn. Couple resides in Denver. Rene Derks
'84 to Scott Braun '85, Wausau. Couple
resides in Appleton. Linda Graham '84 to
Todd Trautmann '84, Sept. 28. Kay Hart '84
to Mark Sitek, Aug. 10, Superior, where cou-
ple resides. Sheryl Henning '84 to Scott
Gray '84, July 27, Ripon. Couple resides in
Waseca, Minn. Kimberly Marquardt '84 to
Barry Blievernicht, Aug. 17, Menomonie.
Bonnie Mclvor '84 to Mark Smith '83, Sept.
21, Menomonie, where couple resides. Jill
Prom '84 to Scott Nothem, Oct. 5, Lake
Church. Couple resides in Newburg.
KathyAnn Sandstrom '84 to Douglas Saeger,
Oct. 18, Brookfield. Couple resides in
Milwaukee. Therese Schmitt '84 to David
Teela, May 18. Couple resides in Oshkosh.
Jenna Van Haren to Martin Geiser '84, Sept.
28, Hilbert. Couple resides in Gulf Breeze,
Fla. Kathleen Weiss '84 to Craig Oesau,
Sept. 21, Mondovi. Couple resides in Racine.
Jesika Blackburn '85 to Charles Bird '85,
Nov. 2, Wausau. Couple resides in Min-
neapolis. Sheri Edwards '85 to Steven Katz-
man '83, July 20, Elkhorn. Couple resides in
Baraboo. Fayette Mehls '85 to Ryan Vroman,
Sept. 21, Chippewa Falls. Couple resides in
Sioux Falls, S.D. Amy Morrell '85 to David
Gearing '84, Aug. 24, Rhinelander. Couple
resides in St. Louis, Mo. Rena Rokus '85 to
Alan Zipp '85, Aug. 24, Port Washington.
Couple resides in Austin, Texas. Carolyn
Wolf '85 to Steven Mais '85, Sept. 14, Eau
Galle. Couple resides in Beloit.
A son, Ross Allen, June 10, to Rex BS '72,
MS 76 and Karen Fabritz Koderl 70,
Milwaukee. A son, Brandon Richard, Aug.
20, to Richard BS '71, MS '81 and Madelyn
Froom, Wittenberg. Twin sons, Michael
James and Erik Daniel, Feb. 27, 1984, to
William and Janice Carpenter Parks 71,
Waukesha. A son, John Rhodes, March 24,
1984, to Dennis and Rhoda Warren
Prochnow 72, Markesan. A daughter, Merry
Dawn, Sept. 23, to Dale and Delores Bitner
Morud 72. A daughter, Caroline, Nov. 6, to
Cal BA 74 and Sue Destiche Eichinger BA
75, Lakewood, Colo. A son, William John
Jr., April 22, to William '75 and Debby
Nicklas, Lisbon. A daughter, Valerie Marie,
Jan. 2, 1985, to Betty Zastrow Armstrong '75,
Brule, Neb. A son, Timothy Daniel, Aug. 16,
to Daniel '75 and Susan (Tootie) Harmann
Alft BS '73, MS 79, Wisconsin Rapids. A
daughter, Melissa Ann, Aug. 12, to Dan and
Kathryn Moravitz Miller '75, Rochester,
Minn. A son, Kristopher Warren, April 27, to
Kevin and Kathleen Brenner Kranz '76,
Bloomington, Minn. A son, Matthew Ken,
Oct. 15, to Dennis '76 and Beth Stark Asfeld
'76, Burnsville, Minn. A son, John Eric, Aug.
24, to Pete and Patti Silas Feldman '76, Prior
Lake, Minn. A son, Tyler Jason, July 5, to
Brian and Patricia Rupprecht Tautges '76,
Fond du Lac. A son, Andrew James, June 12,
to Jan '80 and Julie Gessert Prinsen '79,
Midlothian, 111. A daughter, Katherine Ann,
Oct. 26, to Brian '79 and Ann Hanson,
Rochester, Minn. A son, Gregory Basil, Feb.
27, to Brad '80 and Mary Lou Basil
Cummings '81, Powell, Wyo. A son, Jason
Harvestor, Sept. 2, to Daniel '82 and -
Victoria McCracken Trollen '83, Milwaukee.
People You Know
Hazel Ellicson Buss Dip. '17, Oct. 31. Helen
Redford Dip. '18, Jan. 15. Geroge Janke Dip.
'18, Jan. 12, 1985, Mitchell, S.D. Mabel
Leavitt Lynott '20, Jan. 1, 1985, Tucson, Ariz.
Emily Petersen Hawley Dip. '22, Dec. 1,
Neenah. William Lobeck Dip. '26, BS '35,
Oct. 2, Virginia Beach, Va. Margaret Stroum
Ronnberg '26, Nov. 4, Fullerton, Calif.
Henry Hainer '32, 90, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
formerly of Sheboygan. George Biwer '32,
76, Wausau. Raymond Cherry '33, Sedona,
Ariz. John Harmon '33, 75, Feb. 9, Eau
Galle. Martin Johnson '39, Aug. 15, Kent,
Ohio. Roy Morrison '39, January, Chippewa
Falls, Blanche Huff '41, Oct. 5, Sparta.
Darvey Carlsen BS '44, MS '46, Grantsbury.
Shirley Schnitzler Dittbrenner '48, 59, Oct.
20, Balsam Lake. Audrey Keith Hanson '48,
February, Trego. Ed Dittmer '51, 57, Jan. 13,
Sarasota, Fla. C.C. (Clancy) Urankar '51, 58,
New Berlin. Clarice Zarling Richards '52,
Aurora, Colo. Fern Horn MS '56, 62, Jan. 7"
Milwaukee. Robert Ward MS '66, 53,
Menomonie. Donna Mahnke Steevens 70,
37, Nov. 12, Park Rapids, Minn. Thomas
Boie '81, 26, Sept. 10, Stanley.
Mary Killian, December, Omaha, Neb. Olive
Nitz, 75, Nov. 27, Menomonie. Leo Weaver,
64, Dec. 15, Menomonie.
by Pat Reisinger
The "Dunn County News" features news
articles from years past. In the "50 Years
Ago" column recently, the following ap-
peared: "Next year's enrollment at Stout In-
stitute promises to be the largest in the
history of the institution. ..and it is certain
the attendance will be up to the capacity of
the accommodations. ..There have now been
enrolled for next year 147 students which is
quite remarkable in view of the fact that it is
too early for the bulletin for the year
1911-1912 to be sent to press." In 1986, a
record 7,750 students are attending Stout.
There are 32 major buildings on approximate-
ly 120 acres. How things have changed since
Hearing from alumni who write of their ex-
periences while at Stout is most enjoyable.
Orvetta "Vets" Braker Moltzau '36 writes to
say that the new home of the alumni and
foundation office was the home of Paul and
Anna Wilson and their five children when
she attended Stout. "The Wilsons were very
generous with their home and time for Stout
students," she wrote. "Mrs. Wilson was the
adviser of the Philomathean Society. She
used to read to us at meetings and I
remember the delightful 'Barret's of Wimple
Street.' Once a year every Philo member was
invited to their home to a lunch or dinner.
She also held a tea and would match per-
sonalities to a china tea cup. Then, when we
had rush parties, they would be at her home.
Paul Wilson sometimes would hitch up a
horse to a cutter and pick up the sorority
rushes. I remember the tinkling bells on the
harness and the white snow as we dashed
through downtown to their home." We can't
promise sleigh rides, but we do promise to
have the former Wilson home, now known
as the Louis Smith Tainter House, decorated
for homecoming 1986. And as alumni travel
back to Menomonie, please stop to see us.
Speaking of homecoming, this year it oc-
curs on Saturday, Oct. 18. Reunion classes
have been sent information about the
weekend. Call your friends and former
classmates to plan a get-together in
Menomonie that weekend. The reunion
classes of 1946, 1956, 1961, 1965 and 1971 are
scheduled to be honored. That doesn't
preclude anyone else from joining in the
festivities. The victory celebration for the
alumni Toward Century II campaign will also
be held that weekend. Motel space is limited
so begin making arrangements now.
For alumni who want to have a place to
meet to see each other— a former graduate
Paul "Rudy" Landwehr '82 is looking for a
site to hold such a gathering. He tried to rent
the Dunn County Recreational Park but in-
surance prohibits such a gathering if alcohol
is served. However, the main question is if
the building were rented for the Saturday of
homecoming weekend, 2 p.m. until mid-
night, would alumni, friends and spouses
join in the reunion if alcohol wasn't
available? Food and non-alcoholic beverages
would be served and entertainment would be
possible. Please register your comments by
writing Rudy at 5132 46th Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55417, or by calling him at
A senior at D,C. Everest High School has
served her family just about all of the
Chinese cooking they want to see. The
reason for all the "wok throughs"-Ellen
Podolske is a finalist in the Seventeen
Magazine and General Foods "Now You're
Cooking" competition. Melvin Podolske BS
'55, MS '59, Ellen's father, teaches industrial
arts at D.C. Everest. Her home economics
teacher is Joanne Gosser Seller '62. Ellen will
attend Stout this fall in the hotel and
restaurant management program. Her contest
experiences at the Culinary Institute of
America will be an added asset for her prior
to entering Stout.
A December graduation gave roommates of
the class of '52 a reason to rendezvous in
Menomonie with their former house parents.
Ralph BS 35, MS '47 and Jane Ecke Betterley
'41 owned a home on the corner of Second
Street and 13th Ave. in the '50s. The follow-
ing roomates and spouses enjoyed an even-
ing together at the Betterley home now
located on Lake Menomin: Gene '52 and Pat
Krause Traxler '52, Menomonie; Angus and
Beverly Hedlund Cotton '52, Hilton Head,
S.C.; Donna Heike Armstrong '52, Mondovi;
and Laurence "Bud" '53 and Bev Brehmer
Ryder '52, Madison. Angus and Bev Cotton
were in Menomonie for their son Scott's
The Stout Alumni Association sponsored a
reception for returning basketball players,
alumni and friends Feb. 8. Participants in the
alumni game preceding the Blue Devil-
Platteville game that evening were Randy
Merg '84, Jefferson; Kurt Stellpflug '85,
Whitehall; Bruce Mueller 79, Madison; Dave
Buelow '85, Menomonie; Jeff Cleveland 78,
Minnetonka, Minn.; Greg Kosciuk '83,
Waterloo; Jim Conley '67, San Antonio,
Texas; Gary Luecke 76, Onalaska; Dale
Magedanz 73, West Allis; Jack Capelle 72,
Wisconsin Dells; Jim Sallis 73, Minneapolis;
Jim Menard 72, Eau Claire; Kent Stelter
'82, Eau Claire;Darnell Morris '83,
Minneapolis; Craig Sommers '82,
Minneapolis; Virgil Dortch 76, Chicago;
Mike Andrews 76, Cudahy; Pat Grady 77,
Beaver Dam; Eddie Andrist 76, Menomonie;
and Tom Olson '30, Waconia, Minn.
The Alumni Awards Committee has award-
ed four $1,000 graduate scholarships to the
following: Sharon Giroux '84 who will earn
an MS degree in vocational education; Susan
Berg Herbach 76 who is working on an MS
in home economics education; Jane Strenger
Manske 71 who is working on an MS in
vocational education administration; and Lori
Jean Singerhouse '84 who is working on an
MS in home economics education with em-
phasis in vocational education and ad-
ministration. The fellowship has been award-
ed to Sharon Quilling Buran 79 who is
working on a Ph.D. in education at the
University of California, Riverside.
Applications are available in the alumni of-
fice for scholarships and fellowships.
Deadlines for applying are Dec. 1, 1986, for
scholarships; and Feb. 1, 1987, for the
The following alumni or faculty have plan-
ned alumni activities: Dave Barnard and
Dave Graf hosted a gathering in Las Vegas in
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Thirty students are participating in the
Extern Program this semester. The students
will be "shadowing" alumni in their voca-
tions for one to five days. The variety of ex-
periences are in the areas of management
technology, hotel and restaurant manage-
ment, graphic arts, interior design and
fashion merchandising. We appreciate the
time and energy alumni have given to
students in order to help with their choice of
A special thank-you to all alumni who par-
ticipated in the 1986 Toward Century II
Phonathon. The base goal of one million has
been met; however, with the aid of alumni,
friends, the foundation board, faculty and
staff, and the citizens of Menomonie, it is
hoped that the Foundation will meet the
challenge goal of two million. It is crucial
that the challenge goal be met to keep Stout
in the forefront of education.
Corrections and Additions
In our publication of the Stout Universi-
ty Foundation annual report for 1984-85,
we made the following omissions which
we sincerely regret: "Tower Club" and
"Chancellor's. Club," Frank and Betty
Belisle. We request that any other ommis-
sions or corrections be called to our atten-
tion. We again thank our many generous
supporters . □
Does anyone know where
these people are?
Class of 1920: Arthur Anderson, Etta V.
Carbert, Myrtle Carroll, Lillian Colgan,
Dorothy Dickenson, Leona Dougherty,
Samuel F. Hall, Viola Hoffman, Margaret
Jacobson, Charles N. King, Nels Lager,
Jeanette McCormick, Eleanor McFadden,
Ralph J. McKenzie, Hester Miller, Bernice
Moffatt, Fred Nickel, Helen M. Nowack,
Mabel B. Sneen, Mabel E. Solberg. Lottie
Sommerfeld, Gladys S. Thornber, Lenora
Widdis, Bernice Wiley, and A.J. Zimmer-
Class of 1921: Elvira Anderson, Jeannie
Green Anderson, Doris Robertson
Beaurefard, Jessie Benson, Clara Bagley
Blevens, Constance L. Bohman, Walter
Borg, Melvin Brye, Clarice Campbell,
Mary Chandler, Pearl E. Dahl, Edith
Davis, Eunis M. Davis, Madelene
Fischbach, Edith Foss, Emery B. Fuller,
Dorothy Genske, Elcore Georgenson,
Lucy Greenheck, Ruth Hail, Lila Ham-
mer, Freda Heimberg, Wilhemine Higby,
Doris Jacken, Harold Jennerjahn, Barbara
Kollmer, Edna Lauritzen, Velma Ruth
Mason, Marie Meyers, Dorothy Milavetz,
Bertha Mumm, Irene Neppe, Ruth L. Par-
sons, Earnest E. Phillipson, Zella V.
Prescott, Otto W. Quistorff, Geneva
Gladys Rech, Mildred Robinson, Edwin
L. Rudolph, Eldon Schellschmidt, Ruth
Schmidt, Louise Schultz, Mary Shook,
Marguerite Stegner, Marguerite
Sutherland, Edna Swedlund, Ella Tellar,
George Thomas, Sam E. Wasleigh,
Mildred Webb, Ruth Williams, Bernice
Winter, and Harriet Zerr.
Write to Alumni Office, Louis Smith
Tainter House, UW-Stout, Menomonie,
WI 54751, or call (715) 232-1151,
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